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2 The name and glory of the LORD
All heathen kings shall fear, When he shall Sion build again,
And in full state appear.
His gracious beams display'd;
Hath all the earth survey'd.
Might celebrate his fame,
Loud praises to his Name,
1 The strong foundations of the earth
Of old by thee were laid ;
With wondrous skill have made. 2 Whilst thou for ever shalt endure,
They soon shall pass away; And, like a garment often worn,
Shall tarnish and decay, 3 Like that, when thou ordain'st their change,
To thy command they bend; But thou continu'st still the same,
Nor have thy years an end.
Shalt lasting quiet give;
Shall in thy presence live.
PSALM 81. L. M.
From the ciii. Psalm of David. 1 MY soul, inspired with sacred love,
God's holy Name for ever bless; Of all his favors mindful prove,
And still thy grateful thanks express, 2 'Tis he that all thy sins forgives,
And after sickness makes thee sound; From danger he thy life retrieves,
By him with grace and mercy crown'd. 3 He with good things thy mouth supplies,
Thy vigor eagle-like restores; He to the suff'rer promptly flies,
Who, wrong'd, his righteous help implores. 4 The LORD abounds with tender love,
And unexampled acts of grace;
His willing mercy flies apaçe.
5 God will not always harshly chide,
But with his anger quickly part;
More by his love than our desert. 6 As high as heaven its arch extends
Above this little spot of clay,
The small respects that we can pay. 7 As far as 't is from east to west,
So far has he our sins removed;
Has such as fear him always loved. 8 For God, who all our frame surveys,
Considers that we are but clay ;
Like grass or flowers must fade away.
Nor can we find their former place,
To those that fear him, and their race. 10 This shall attend on such as still
Proceed in his appointed way;
But to it just obedience pay. 11 The LORD, the universal King,
In heaven has fix'd his lofty throne:
In whose great strength his power is shown. 12 Ye that his just commands obey,
And hear and do his sacred will,
Who still what he ordains fulfil. 13 Let every creature jointly bless
The mighty LORD; and thou, my heart,
And in this concert bear thy part.
PSALM 82. S. M.
From the ciii. Psalm of David. 1 O BLESS the LORD, my soul,
His grace to thee proclaim; And all that is within me, join
To bless his holy Name. 2 0 bless the LORD, my soul,
His mercies bear in mind; Forget not all his benefits,
Who is to thee so kind. 8 He pardons all thy sins,
Prolongs thy feeble breath; He healeth thine infirmities,
And ransoms thee from death,
1 BLESS God, my soul; thou, LORD, alone
Possessest empire without bounds,
Eternal majesty surrounds,
And glory for a garment take;
Thy canopy of state to make.
His palace chambers in the skies;
The swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies. 4 As bright as flame, as swist as wind,
His ministers heaven's palace fill; They have their sundry tasks assign'd,
All prompt to do their sovereign's will. 5 In praising God while he prolongs
My breath, I will that breath employ ;
Sincere, as in him is my joy.
1 How various, LORD, thy works are found,
For which thy wisdom we adore! The earth is with thy treasure crown'd,
'Till nature's hand can grasp no more, 2 All creatures, both of sea and land,
In sense of common want agree; All wait on thy dispensing hand,
And have their daily alms from thee, 3 They gather what thy stores disperse,
Without their trouble to provide ; Thou op'st thy hand, the universe,
The craving world, is all supplied. 4 Thou for a moment hid'st thy face,
The num'rous ranks of creatures mourn; Thou tak'st their breath, all nature's race
Decay, and to their dust return.
5 Again thou send'st thy spirit forth,
Inspiring vital energies;
Joyous, her new creation sees.
Firm fix'd thy providential care;
Thou dost the waste of time repair.
PSALM 84. II. 3.
From the civ. Psalm of David. 1 HOW manifold thy works, O LORD,
In wisdom, power, and goodness wrought! The earth is with thy riches stored,
And ocean with thy wonders fraught: Unfathom'd caves beneath the deep
For thee their hidden treasures keep. 2 By thee alone the living live,
Hide but thy face, their comforts fly; They gather what thy seasons give,
Take thou away their breath, they die; But send again thy spirit forth,
And life renews the gladden'd earth. 3 Joy in his works JEHOVAH takes,
Yet to destruction they return;
Touches the mountains, and they burn:
C. M. From the cv. Psalm of David. 1 O RENDER thanks, and bless the Lord,
Invoke his sacred Name; Acquaint the nations with his deeds,
His matchless deeds proclaim.
His wondrous works rehearse;
And subject of your verse.
Alone to be adored ;
That humbly seek the LORD.
Devoutly still implore;
His face for ever more.
Keep thankfully in mind;
And laws to us assign'd,
PSALM 86. L. M.
From the cvi. Psalm of David.
The fountain of eternal love;
Has stood, and shall for ever last.
Not only vast, but numberless ?
His tribute of immortal praise ? 3 Happy are they, and only they,
Who from thy judgments never stray ;
But always practise what they know. 4 Extend to me that favor, LORD,
Thou to thy chosen dost afford ;
Let thy salvation visit me.
Thy saints in full prosperity ;
And count thy people's triumph mine. 6 Let Israel's God be ever bless'd,
His Name eternally confess'd ;
For his mercies ever sure,
To eternity endure.
Gather'd out of every land,
Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. 3 In the wilderness astray,
In the lonely waste, they roam,
Far from refuge, shelter, home:4 To the LORD their God they cry;
He inclines a gracious ear,
Rescues them from all their fear : 5 Them to pleasant lands he brings,
Where the vine and olive grow;
Through luxuriant vallies flow.